The Insitituto de Telecomunicaçõesis a private, not-for-profit organisation, of public interest, a partnership of five institutions with experience and traditions in research and development in the field of Telecommunications: * Instituto Superior Técnico (IST);* Universidade de Aveiro (UA);* Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC);* Portugal Telecom Inovação, S.A. (PTIn);* Nokia-Siemens, S.A. IT mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of telecommunications. IT is actively involved in fundamental and applied research in telecommunications both at national and international level. Simultaneously it is committed to foster higher education and training, by hosting and tutoring graduate and postgraduate students. The involvement of IT will be carried out by the Optical Communications Group (http://www.it.pt/area_p_2.asp). It has a large experience in Optical Fibre Technologies and High-Speed Networking. The specific areas of research in Optical Communications are: optical access and transport networks, all-optical transparent WDM networking and routing, electrical and optical impairment monitoring and compensation, advanced modulation formats. IT has successfully managed and/or participated or is participating in several national and international projects in the fields of interest of EURO-FOS (SARDANA, BONE, DAWN, Wo-NET, CONPAC, e-Photon ONe and its continuation, WIDeCOM, ARPA, OREO, ESTHER, SPEED, ATLAS).
Personnel involved in EURO-FOS
A. Teixeira received his PhD in 1999 from the university of Aveiro. He has partially developed his work in U. of Rochester, NY, USA. Actually is an assistant professor at the University of Aveiro since 1998 and researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações since 1995, he has been working in the field of optical communications and networking since 1995 and participating in several private, National and EU funded Projects. He has authored more than 40 papers in Journals and more than 100 in conferences and produced 3 patents two of them already in hold of a company and one participating in the InnovationFactory project.
M. J. N. Lima was born in Lourosa, Portugal, on April 21, 1972. He received the Licenciatura degree in Electronics Engineering and Telecommunications, in July of 1994, the MSc degree in Telecommunications Systems, in June of 1998, and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in July of 2003, all from the University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Paulo André is an Assistant Researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações since 2002 and an assistant professor at the University of Aveiro since 2003, he has been working in the field of optical communications and networking since 1996 and participating in several private, National and EU funded Projects.
Rogerio Nogueira has a PhD degree in Physics from the University of Aveiro. He is now an Assistant Researcher in the Institute of Telecommunications where he has been working in the field of optics communications since 1999. Dr. Nogueira is a co-author of more than 30 papers in international journals and more than 70 papers in international conferences.